<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Kids Camp]]> <![CDATA[Kids Camp Directory (continued)]]> <![CDATA[Kids Camp Directory]]> Come join us for 10 weeks of Dawson's exciting new summer camps and Programs for kids ages 5-18. From June 7 through Aug. 20, we will offer 40 various camps in academics, arts, music and drama, language and culture, sports, and various specialty day camps, running from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Educational Camps]]> <![CDATA[Overnight General Camps]]> <![CDATA[Faith-Based Camps]]> Colorado summer camps that focus on religion. ]]> <![CDATA[Educational Camps]]> Rockets with an explosion of science! Spend the morning conducting some wacky science projects, along with making new friends during team-building activities.]]> <![CDATA[Sports Camps]]> Local camps that focus on sports.]]> <![CDATA[I’m with the band]]> What if you could send your child to a music camp and have them come back with a more helpful attitude?]]> <![CDATA[Friending off Facebook]]> When I look back at the summers of my youth, I think of the smell of the outdoors, of canoeing and horseback riding, of archery and s’mores around a campfire with friends. In a word, I think of camp.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Sports Camps]]> <![CDATA[Educational: Life after high school]]> Whether it’s about living on a college campus or backpacking along the rim of the Grand Canyon, teen-focused camps aim to aid in preparation for life after high school — both in terms of academic preparation and a sense of independence that will be key as those young adults leave home.]]> <![CDATA[Arts & Crafts: Building blocks for self-expression]]> For kids, art is more than just fingerpainting and doodling. It’s their best chance to learn about and express their own emotions, according to some child psychologists.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor camps]]> (For fourth to sixth graders.) Campers will progress from basic to advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater paddleboarding, mountain biking and outdoor stewardship.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor: Making the connection]]> With ready access to the outdoors in Colorado, making a “natural connection” may seem secondhand. But even here, kids are increasingly living structured and technology-heavy lives. Engaging in the natural world and enjoying unstructured play are said to be imperative to growth, a sense of wonder and development as tomorrow’s environmental protectors.]]> <![CDATA[Nurturing nature]]> Thorne Natural Science School, for kids ranging from toddlers to teens, is celebrating its 53rd anniversary this year. The camp began in Boulder in 1957 and expanded to its Waterton Canyon location in Littleton in 1995. TNSS teaches kids to respect nature, while encouraging them to learn about different ecosystems and discover the great outdoors.]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs]]> Camps for kids with special needs.]]> <![CDATA[Beyond knowledge]]> Whether it’s learning pawn structure in a game of chess, executing an arm bar against an opponent on the mat or learning how to hunt for fossils with scientific tools, hands-on education camps provide kids with experiences as active participants in niche fields.]]> <![CDATA[Horseback Riding]]> Camps for kids that focus on horseback riding.]]> <![CDATA[Horseback Riding Camps]]> Every day is an adventure in equine education, and fun is the emphasis! Starting with safety on the ground, students learn how to catch, halter, lead, groom and tack up their horses. Every day includes a group horseback riding lesson. Riding lessons are also available for hour-long and half-hour lessons.]]> <![CDATA[Kids Camp Guide 2013 | Introduction]]> Spending time with positive role models, making in-person social connections, building new skills, developing new knowledge, being exposed to new activities — the list of pragmatic reasons for what children gain from camp is a pretty long one. But let’s take it down to the language of a 10-year-old: It’s fun.]]>